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Florida's Sea Level Rose 6x Faster Than Average And It's Not Due To Climate Change
Description: If you're living along the coast of Florida you experienced sea level rising six times faster than the global average and this was NOT a result of climate change. The rapid sea level rise along the US east coast from Cape Hatteras to Miami is the result of a localized sea level rise hot spot. A new study analyzed tidal and climate data for the southeastern seaboard of the United States. They found that between the years 2011 and 2015 sea level rose more than six times faster in the southeast United States as compared to global average sea level rise. [Source: Forbes]
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Source: Forbes
Publish Date: 8/15/2017
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